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I still remember the day my family upgraded from the NES to SNES. That brand new console with new on-and-off mechanisms, new cartridges. It was beautiful – we plugged it in and started playing the newest Mario. Well, that’s not how it will be with the PS4 – you get to plug it in and start downloading.

Sony has confirmed a 300MB ‘update’ to version 1.50 to add support for remote play, multi log-in, second screen as well as broadcasting/spectating gameplay features.  However, not all features touted for PS4 will be available at launch:

Some features will not be available at launch, such as “suspend/resume mode” which is a feature that keeps the PS4 system in a low power state and promptly takes users back to their game.

300 MB so that I can have some of the features my console should come with built in. Even the Blu-Ray/DVD player needs to be activated online when used for the first time. This might not be an issue for plenty of people – I know that I have the slowest internet of anyone in the office. However, I also know that when my internet is slow, it can take me ages to download 100 MB, let alone 300…and what happens if my connection drops mid download?

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Are day one patches the new status quo? I would love for South African infrastructure to catch up with the rest of the world so that I don’t even have to think about these things. Unfortunately, my power went out while updating my Wii U and that pretty new console of mine could have been bricked in the process (luckily, it wasn’t). After spending a small fortune on a next generation console, I want to know that it will work straight out of the box.

But hey, maybe I’m just old school.

Last Updated: October 28, 2013

was reviewed on PC

Zoe Hawkins

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